City Council Member Questions Police Investigation Procedures

12:00AM
August
12, 2009

A Columbus City Council Member says she wants to know more about the police investigation procedures that led to the 18-month imprisonment of Derris Lewis.

Election Looms As Two Sides Debate Income Tax Hike

WOSU's Mike Thompson, middle, moderates the debate between Andrew Ginther, left, and Bill Todd, right.
12:00AM
July
30, 2009

Tonight, WOSU hosted the last official debate before the August 4th special election to increase Columbus’ income tax from 2% to 2.5%.

New State Budget Forces Libraries To Cut Hours, Employee Pay

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12:00AM
July 29, 2009

The passage of the state budget is forcing the Columbus Metropolitan Library to make cuts across the board. The system is dealing with a 31% reduction in funding – and library officials say both patrons and staff will feel the impact.

Thousands Of Speeders Get Tickets In Heath

Duane Goodwin posted a sign along Route 79 to warn drivers about the so-called "speed trap."
12:00AM
July
16, 2009

Thousands of speeding violations were logged on a three mile stretch of road in Heath during the first week of July. It’s not because police are working a lot of over time. Heath has installed traffic cameras along State Route 79 to catch speeders. Officials say it’s making the town safer, but some residents want the cameras removed.

Opposing Sides Debate Income Tax Hike

12:00AM
July
15, 2009

With the August 4th vote on the income tax increase less than three weeks away, the Columbus Metropolitan Club held a debate today on whether the city really needs a rate increase.

County Court Creates Programs To Help Prostitutes, Drug Abusers

12:00AM
July
14, 2009

Franklin County Municipal Court is creating two new programs to help prostitutes and drug abusers avoid jail time and get treatment. Officials say it will save city and county government $2 million a year.

Advocates Push For Hormone-Free Milk In Schools

12:00AM
July
13, 2009

A non-profit consumer advocacy group wants Congress to keep schools from buying lunch milk that contains artificial growth hormones. But dairy farmers say any changes to the bill would hurt farmers that choose to use the treatments.

Jackets Sign Nash To Eight-Year Contract Extension

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12:00AM
July 10, 2009

The Blue Jackets have signed twenty-five year-old Rick Nash to an 8-year contract extension – reportedly worth more than 62 million. But the contract extension comes at a time when the Jackets are struggling with tens of millions of dollars in losses.

Federal And Local Officers Make Over 160 Arrests In June

Operation FALCON made 169 arrests during the month of June.
12:00AM
July
9, 2009

US Marshals partnered with state and local law enforcement agencies to make 169 arrests in Central Ohio during the month of June.